EMREHRAG!

EMR and EHR Acronyms are Great. I listened in on a teleconference yesterday on the meaningful use guidelines and I thought I’d share the list of acronyms they were using. As for the call, there were no surprises.

A/I/U –Adopt, implement or upgrade
CAH –Critical Access Hospital
CCN –CMS Certification Number
CDS –Clinical Decision Support
CMS –Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CY –Calendar Year
EHR –Electronic Health Record
EP –Eligible Professional
eRx –E-Prescribing
FFS –Fee-for-service
FY –Federal Fiscal Year
HHS –U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIT –Health Information Technology
HITECH Act –Health Information Technology for Electronic and Clinical Health Act
HITPC –Health Information Technology Policy Committee
HIPAA –Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
HPSA –Health Professional Shortage Area
IFR –Interim Final Rule
MA –Medicare Advantage
MCMP –Medicare Care Management Performance Demonstration
MITA-Medicaid Information Technology Architecture
MU –Meaningful Use
NPI –National Provider Identifier
NPRM –Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
OMB –Office of Management and Budget
ONC –Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology
PQRI –Medicare Physician Quality Reporting Initiative
Recovery Act –American Reinvestment & Recovery Act of 2009
TIN –Taxpayer Identification Number

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